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a united states navy to the city and county of san francisco. i know i speak for many people who have worked extremely hard to make this day a reality, people on all sides of the table, across organizations, when i say that it is truly an honor and a proud moment. i would like to take a moment to acknowledge our many partners and supporters who are here today. please forgive me if i do not mention everyone. there are too many of you to name individually, but i would like to recognize, and if you would please stand, former mayor willie brown, current and past members of the treasure island development authority board of directors. our treasure island citizens advisory board, and the treasure island homeless development initiative, one of our great partners, and of course, our private sector partners, the treasure island community development. and to the many folks in the audience, the many members of the city family and regional partners who we work with on a daily basis, and now, it is my great pleasure to introduce the mayor of the city and county of san francisco, the honorable gavi
base for the united states navy. hunters point, presidio, treasure island -- how proud san francisco has been with our association with our men and women in uniform and the role they all play make us the home of the brave and the land of the free. but when the closure commission came along and decided our fate -- as i said, at first, we resisted, and then, we use our imagination. we wanted to be respectful because during the war, this is a center for receiving training and deploying members of our military serving in the pacific theater, as the secretary said so beautifully. some see this as their last view of america after they went off to war. in the decades that followed, the navy continued to train service members here as this facility became a crossroad for sailors and marines, those on their way to the cross pacific, and those coming home. when the base was set to close, leaders of this city and its representatives in congress recognized the potential for treasure island to remain a vital piece of our region poses success and future. today on the basis of this great history, tr
today, so thank you. united states navy in association with treasure island began 70 years ago, right after the completion of world expo, 1939-1940. the navy took this over, and from these shores, tens of thousands of sailors and marines left the fight in the pacific in world war ii, and a lot of those sailors and marines who left from here, this was the last time they saw america, and they made the ultimate sacrifice for us. as we transfer this treasure, this island, from the navy back to the city, i hope that all of us will remember the service and sacrifice of every sailor, every marine, living and dead. [applause] and the people who left from here and the people who serve today, risking everything, so that we can celebrate today. that legacy lives on in the young men and women who wear the cloth of this country and who are deployed around the world as we meet here today. when the famous or infamous bates 3 aligning closure process started in 1988, a final result of any individual base closure and transfer could not have hoped for a better ultimate outcome than what has been achiev
in virginia the.ñh÷ united states navy tied down dozens of ships in norfolk. officials say earl is not dangerous enough so they have to move the ships from shore. the governor has declared a state of emergency and sent 200 national guard troops to the coast. steve harrigan is streaming live from virginia beach it appears to be a little windy. >> reporter: shepard, steady gusts now. it has been stronger than it was an hour ago. the trees now bending, but not breaking. the surf up as still more a sense of curiosity than fear. you have families walking, parents with children along boardwalk. people on the beach taking pictures. along these beach front hotels people taking pictures. more in expectation than fear. we did see people boarding up their windows with plastic or wood not a sense of trepidation. right now experts saying the eye could pass more than 100 miles offshore. we could be looking here at 55 mile hour winds. the real concern seems to be what it could do for tourism this weekend. this is a major weekend here virginia beach there's a large concert series scheduled as w
. the best september in 71 years. and on this day in 1954, the united states navy commissioned the world's first nuclear submarine. the uss nautilus. development began seven years earlier with a russian-born engineer heading up the project. he made the navy happy because he finished it years ahead of schedule it was one big boat. 31 feet long. far bigger than any subat the time. the uranium powered engine allowed it to travel underwater at a speed of 20 knots. 23 miles per hour. pretty mind blowing in those days. in 1958, the nautilus became the first submarine to travel to the geographic north poll and it remained in service all the way
utilitarianism vessel that is offload in the united states navy. you can do combat all of that ship, you can do humanity and in -- humanitarian assistance. when the terrible earthquake happen in haiti, 7 and navy ships went to the rescue. when the port was completely clock in the air field was a mess with airplanes and you could not get supplies in and out, those seven amphibious ships pulled off the coast, and out of them, both the helicopters and our seaborne craft, they came marines and sailors and engineers and equipment and water and medical supplies. they were there for over 45 days providing command and control, providing capabilities, bringing haitians out to our ships. there is a great example. what the people do not resist richard remember is when katrina hit. -- what most people do not remember is when katrina head. we loaded equipment, we loaded bulldozers, front-end loaders, seven-ton trucks, water, food, communications equipment's. we just put marines on their ships along with sailors, and what's katrina pass through, one of those ships pulled into new orleans and provided the cen
but the dominant industries of the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront is a very vibrant tourism industry. that is a source of income. the u.s. navy and related enterprises is its largest business, i would say. probably for this reason, this particularly congressional race is of high race -- high interest to republicans and democrats. republicans tried to keep him in office and they were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of blogs, e-mails, reaching out to the public and the blasting almost everything that he does. because he is a freshman, legislative expert will tell you the best time to unseat an incumbent is during the first term. they have not establish themselves in. they see him as vulnerable. the republicans want to take back the u.s. house of representatives. this is one of those districts where they think they have a place to do that. >> that clear impression is that i am absolutely confident in the capabilities of our military forces and our civilian forces to successfully run a counterinsurgency program in afghanistan. my other
and tourism areas. the dominant industries are the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront, there's a vibrant tourism community with hotels. it is not as large as myrtle beach, but it is that type of community. the u.s. navy and related military enterprises is its largest business, i would say. this particular congressional race is of high interest to republicans and democrats. during his first campaign, the republicans tried to keep him in office and were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of bloggers and e-mail's aimed at reaching out to the media blasting all lost everything he does. because he is a freshman, legislative experts will tell you the best of times to unseat an incumbent is during the first term because they have not quite established themselves yet. the republicans want to take back the u.s. house of representatives and this is one of those districts where they see they can have it in to do that. >> i've left with two clear impressions. i am absolutely confident in the capabilities of both our military forces and our civilian
. they serve careers in the united states navy. jim is a past national commander of north carolina. he is with me on the podium today. i am pleased about that. it gives me great pleasure to be here to address you today. what i plan to do is i am going to behave and follow one-third of my prepared remarks. given that i am a retiring member, a plan to be very candid, not only about congress about some legislation and about how i counseled the nation. then i will step aside. i truly am pleased to call all of you not only my comrades but also a fellow legionnaires. i am aware of your pride. i live your pride. not only your service to country, but also the legacy of service for which you are acknowledge. i am a life member of the american legion in indiana. [applause] my lifelong involvement with the american legion starts as early as i can remember, cleaning tables and washing dishes, drying pots and pans after the ladies washed them. i know about the tough duties of the legion auxiliary. they make you all look good. i was that snotnosed brat that would wander into the alleyway where all t
of the acquisition questions and systems designs and systems integration, even the united states navy, which has one of the largest maritime fleets in the world, has trouble doing some of this by itself. the navy -- the navy is a much larger entity than the united states coast guard which is a smaller entity. and casting legislation that would require them to do things that they don't have the capability of doing was, i think, not a good proposal and i think we've made it a better propose. a the other thing we have to remember, too, the coast guard pays a lot less than the private sector and god bless those men and women who served and many of the professionals end up going on into the private sector or the private sector attracts folks to do these highly technical systems integration programs and they have the resources to do this. so where we can't always employ, and also the other thing, too, we found with the coast guard, we do have a turnover in coast guard personnel. many people serve their whole career there, but there's also a turnover in some of these highly professional, highly technical p
vessel that is offload in the united states navy. you can do combat all of that ship, you can do humanity and in -- humanitarian assistance. when the terrible earthquake happen in haiti, 7 and navy ships went to the rescue. when the port was completely clock in the air field was a mess with airplanes and you could not get supplies in and out, those seven amphibious ships pulled off the coast, and out of them, both the helicopters and our seaborne craft, they came marines and sailors and engineers and equipment and water and medical supplies. they were there for over 45 days providing command and control, providing capabilities, bringing haitians out to our ships. there is a great example. what the people do not resist richard remember is when katrina hit. -- what most people do not remember is when katrina head. we loaded equipment, we loaded bulldozers, front-end loaders, seven-ton trucks, water, food, communications equipment's. we just put marines on their ships along with sailors, and what's katrina pass through, one of those ships pulled into new orleans and provided the central comm
highlight the fact that he did serve in the united states navy as patrol pilot during world war ii and that's something i think we all need to thank our veterans and for their patriotism. i want to thank the gentleman from colorado for bringing this up. he's someone who i have great admiration and respect for. with that i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. johnson: thank you, madam speaker. i yield as much time as he may consume to the gentleman from colorado, congressman salazar. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. salazar: thank you, madam speaker. and i want to thank the gentlelady from texas and also the gentleman from florida, a wonderful friend. but, madam speaker, i rise today in support of my bill, h.r. 5706, to name the government printing office public document distribution center in pueblo, colorado, after former congressman frank evans. from 1964 to 1978, congressman evans rechted colorado's third district in the u.s. house
, a commander in the united states navy and for close to seven years he has not seen his daughter. as my good friend and colleague pointed out, the grandmother has custody and just like david goldman, his wife had passed away, the man whose son was abducted to brazil, and somebody else had custody of his child. paul is similar. patrick braiden invited me down to the japanese embassy and i have to tell you, as a father of four, i was moved to tears when a group of left-behind parents and people concerned about left-behind parents and be a dubbletted children gathered in front of the chinese emabout a -- abducted children gathered in front of the chinese embassy. and what did patrick do me? requested that his child, that he at least get to see his child, it was her birthday that day. there was a birthday cake to melissa, who is halfway around the world, we all sang happy birthday, blew out the candles, and he was missing her again for another year. that goes on and on. this has to be resosked, mr. speaker -- resolved, mr. speaker. our president, our secretary of state, we need the congress to g
this investigation we exchanged information with various united states agencies as well as the national defense and navy secretary and the attorney general's office. >> woodruff: the arrest was a rare success for mexico's president felipe calderon. his government has waged a war against drug cartels since 2006 and nearly 30,000 people have been killed. valdez had been locked in a vicious war of succession within the belltron-lava cartel. one of them died in a hail of gunfire last december as mexican authorities closed in on him. u.s. authorities had put a $2 million bounty on valdez. there was no word on whether he would be extradited. for more on the arrest, we're joined by national public radio's jason beaubien in mexico city. jason, thank you for talking with us. first of all, they caught him alive. how significant is that? >> it is very significant because obviously he can be important in terms of other investigations, in terms of digging in to the workings of these cartels. yes, it's very important that they caught him alive. and the hope is that they will be able to get more information a
. and by definition, that moves into the zones that the united states has traditionally occupied. china essentially began to want to be able to protect its increasing inter-dependance of the world. it gets 85% of its oil up through the south china sea, the straits of malacca. it wants to protect those resources, and so it's moved into the world. it's also acquiring the capacity to protect that. i don't think the conflict, military conflict, is inevitable, but i think we have to build some mutual strategic trust if we're to avoid it, and i think that's the core of the challenge that obama administration and its successors will face. >> you agree, randy, that it's primarily to protect china's own interests, in the pacific, for example, that is causing it to move in that direction? >> well, i would say it slightly different. i don't disagree with that comment, but i think some of what's been said by the commentators suggests that this is somehow not a concern for the united states because their capabilities aren't a challenge to us directly, maybe just to our allies and friends. but i think, in fact,
police. throughout this investigation we exchanged information with various united states agencies as well as the national defense and navy secretary and the attorney general's office. >> woodruff: the arrest was a rare success for mexico's president felipe calderon. his government has waged a war against drug cartels since 2006 and nearly 30,000 people have been killed. valdez had been locked in a vicious war of succession within the belltron-lava cartel. one of them died in a hail of gunfire last december as mexican authorities closed in on him. u.s. authorities had put a $2 million bounty on valdez. there was no word on whether he would be extradited. for more on the arrest, we're joined by national public radio's jason beaubien in mexico city. jason, thank you for talking with us. first of all, they caught him alive. how significant is that? >> it is very significant because obviously he can be important in terms of other investigations, in terms of digging in to the workings of these cartels. yes, it's very important that they caught him alive. and the hope is that they will b
responders. we are the first responders of the united states military. when the president needs us to go do something, when there's a situation somewhere in the world, he's going to ask where the navy is. and we're going to be ready to go do that. >> erika: and that's where ships like the "uss new york" play a key role. this type of warship is called an lpd. that stands for landing platform dock. >> it's classified as an lpd because it's an amphibious ship. our job is to carry the marines to the fight, and do whatever we need to do to support them. >> behind me on this ship are two landing crafts. each one capable of bringing 100 marines to shore. >> this craft is capable of transporting loads of to 60 tons, at speeds up to 50 knots, which is about 62 miles per hour, and can drive over water or land. and they've been used in other capacities besides transporti marines, like humanitarian operations such as katrina, and the tsunami relief in indonesia. >> erika: next stop was the flight deck. >> and up here is the second way we get marines to battle. we take them up by air. what we have here
because they refused to work for the drug gang. these are people trying to go from mexico to the united states. instead, they were capture by the mexican drug ring. 72 murdered. there was a shootout with the mexican navy and all this in the shootout happened at a ranch in the city of san fernando 80 miles from the texas border. the victims undocumented immigrants of different nationalities including brazil, ecuador, el salvador, honduras. the biggest attack on civilians
would be almost like the ee five yent of a navy seale here in the united states. you're a special ops guy out there doing training. tell us what happened to you. >> i spend most of my time in and around the water because of my job. it was about 7:00 in the morning in sydney harbor. we were conducting some counterterrorism trials. i was just swimming on the surface and a shark came out of nowhere, grabbed me by my hamstring and i tried to go for the eyeball, but my hand was in his mouth, as well, so i couldn't. >> that would slow that process down. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. so i tried to go at it with my left hand, go for the eyeball, couldn't reach. tried to punch it, tried to get it off me and i think i just upset it. took me underwater, shook me around, brought me up, took me back down. and then it was gone. >> yeah. >> of all of you, you may be the one who's luckiest just to be alive. he took -- he had his way with you. >> yeah, basically. one centimeter closer to my femoral artery and i would have bled out in the water. i nearly died on the way to the hospital. >> you hear about this t
memories. over the years he repeatedly sighted an award. >> navy intelligence officer of the year in 1988. >> that, too, not true. >> his unit was honored not kirk. >> we misstated the award. it was my responsibility for stating it. i received the intelligence award. >> he claimed he served in vietnam. they recovered while he served during vietnam he never left the united states. he fessed up to the lie. >> i regret that and take full responsibility. >> hard to miss interpret you were in that country or not vietnam is a place that you wouldn't forget easily. >> in his mind he can manufacturer that. >> people being treated in vietnam memories then what happened to you at the time. every time you remember something you are constructing something on the fly. if what was in his mind at the time that our generation was treated that way where the soldiers were received poorly those were combined without you knowing it. >> we in the press spends a lot of time comparing what candidates say to what actually happened. probably ought to give them a pass that's what you are say isn'ting>> i wouldn't
president obama will say when he addresses world leaders at the united nations and he will warn world leaders if no agreement is reached palestinians will never know the pride and dignity for their own state. he gives the speec an hour. >>> a navy seal in our area has died in afghanistan. brendan loony was among nine troops killed in southern afghanistan. no word on what caused the chopper to go down. he grew up in montgomery county and attended high school in riverdale and played on the football team as a wide receiver and defensive back in the 1990s. >> he was our co-captain. and just a great leader, a great young man. just a super, super human being. >> he was born to be a navy seal and sure enough, he gave his life being a seal. >> he leaves behind a wife, his parents and five brothers and sisters. he was 29 years old. >>> hundreds of people diagnosed with cancer within a few miles of fort detrick. last night community members went on the hunt for answers but walked away without any and our camera wasn't even welcome. so what gives here? roz plater has more. >> reporter: this is h
in title 10 of the united states code for projected cost savings. the authority granted to navy one-time permission to miss the title 10 reporting timelines as long as they submitted the required reports by march of this year. the navy subsequently reported the significant cost savings this type of contract would achieve but missed the reporting requirement by a month due to a variety of factors. as a result of the missing this reporting requirement, the letter of the law prevents them from entering into this cost saving contract. to fix this new problem, this house agreed to the exact language contained in this bill when h.r. 5136, the fiscal year 2011 national defense authorization act, passed the house in may. this standalone bill is necessary because the senate has yet to take up fiscal year 2011 national defense authorization act which means we may not have an authorization act signed into law by the end of this fiscal year. madam speaker, this is not an argument about the number of strike fighters that navy needs. this is a debate for another day. this is an argument that we c
% of the population of the united states, and 32% of them welfare cases. we have five times the welfare cases of new york, and only twice the population. and it's a budget issue, but a strength of our community issue. we have to put californians back to work. welfare can't become a way of life. i have some very specific plans to reform welfare, take some of that savings and put it back in higher education. and last, we have to run the government more efficiently. i know what's ironic? we have the most dysfunctional state government, and i come from a part of the state where we have the most innovative companies in the world. we need to take some of that expertise and innovation and run the government more efficiently so we can invest the things we care about. >> what about the fee hicks hikes themselves? would you use that money to hold the line? >> i would put it to the chancellors and say how do you think we should best use this money? if we can give you back a billion dollars over the next two or three years, would you want to invest that in research, faculty, reduce fees? what's the best way to
senators in the united states senate to sign his companion bill to rename the department of navy to be navy and marine corps. madam speaker, i've said many times in the last few weeks that i don't think you could get 80 senators to agree to the -- to santa claus but they recognize the ma -- marine corps. it's my hope if this senate brings this bill up next week or the week after or maybe during a lame-duck session that senator roberts will offer an amendment to that debate on the senate side and i would hope that those 80 senators that have signed his bill will vote to honor and give their respect to the marine corps. madam speaker, a year ago this september we did a news conference, the marine corps league. we had former generals here, commanants, to speak on behalf of the bill, but -- commandants, to speak on behalf of the bill. eddie wright is from texas. he's a young marine that lost both hands in in iraq. he has picks for his hands. he said at the news conference if it had not been for a navy corpsman i would be dead. he saved my life. we should be one fighting team and it should be in
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